Home Education

Home Education


Home Education Program Supports

The Department of Education provides technical assistance and information to school districts and parents. Each district has a home education contact who works with homeschooling families regarding home education programs. Many independent organizations also provide resources and support for home educators.

Home Education contacts by School District

(FPEA) is an independent organization that exists solely to serve home education families in Florida.

Home Education Foundation (HEF) is a corporation established to raise support and direct the lobbying for home education in Florida.

Home Education FAQs from FDOE

Florida Department of Education Home Education webpage

HSLDA offers a legal support team for home educators

Home Education Student Participation in School Related Activities

Home schoolers are eligible to participate in inter scholastic extra-curricular activities, sports, clubs, music programs, dual enrollment programs, district virtual instruction programs in addition to enrollment in CTE and other courses in their local public schools. Please visit the school websites under the Our Schools tab on the district home page for more information. Students may also participate in industry certifications, national assessments, and statewide, standardized assessments offered by the district.

Embry Riddle Dual Enrollment

TCTC Dual Enrollment programs

Indian River Virtual School

Career and Technical Programs

Sebastian River High School Athletics webpage

Vero Beach High School Athletics webpage

Florida High School Athletic Association Home Education Student Forms

Participation in State-Wide Assessments

Home Education and Private School Student Participation in State-Wide Assessments School districts are required to provide state-wide assessments to Home School and Private School Students. Parents may choose this option as a form of evaluation. The state-wide assessments offered include English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Civics, Biology 1, US History, Algebra 1 and Geometry. Students electing to take a state-wide assessment will take it at their zoned schools.

If any student wishes to take a state-wide assessment, please call the assessment office no later than 3 weeks before the testing window opens.

All students participating in statewide assessments must take the practice tests.

Practice tests for ELA, Math, Algebra 1 EOC and Geometry EOC

Practice test for Civics, Biology, and US History

  State's testing windows

Home Education Contact

Coordinator of Assessment & Virtual Education
  Heather Holden

School Counselor - Indian River  Virtual Education
  Andrea Cosner